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Tamra

California
I am a college student who was diagnosed with vulvar vestibulitis, a subtype of vulvodynia in November 2007. Vulvodynia is a chronic pain condition affecting millions of women in our world today, yet it continues to be ignored. There is no current cure. My blog exists to spread awareness because... Full Bio
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Progress by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health It's amazing what can happen in a week. I've been taking antibiodics and they have done their job. I feel so much better- back to where I was last Wednesday. The tissue also l ... Read on »
Infection by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Today was not a good day. I have been in a lot of pain recently, especially sitting. But that increase was due to having and getting over my period. However, I've had itching ... Read on »
Update by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Everything seems to be going well with my recovery. I go to physical therapy right by school three times a week and go into NY to see Stacey once a week. Both of my physical t ... Read on »
Email by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health A lot of people have been reaching out to me recently, and I realized that I didn't have an email on this site for anyone to get in contact with me. If you ever need to talk t ... Read on »
Beginning of PT, tape, and core stabilization by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I apologize for the influx of posts all of a sudden- but I figured this information was pretty relevant, so bear with me. It's been especially great being in contact with so ... Read on »
Of Lidocaine patches, PT, and mountains by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I just wanted to take a moment and really commend The Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. These people really know how to run their hospital. I can get in touch with my surge ... Read on »
7 weeks post-surgery by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health This past Monday I spent all day in the New York finding out some new information. First I went to see Dr. Coleman, my hip surgeon. This is now 7 weeks post surgery, and he wa ... Read on »
Physical Therapy by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I apologize for the lack of updating- I've been quite busy recently with work and physical therapy. So I'll quickly catch you up. I was on my couch, not really able to move mu ... Read on »
Surgery by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have been asked by a few people to go into detail about my surgery, so this post is for them. This past Tuesday I went into the city for arthroscopic hip surgery. I was beyo ... Read on »
Surgery is set by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Today I went into NYC yet again to meet with Dr. Coleman, my hip surgeon. It was a very long day- 8 hours in all, so I'm so thankful my mom came with me this time. Dr. Coleman ... Read on »
Hip Surgeons by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health A couple of people have asked me to post the hip surgeons I had looked into. The three listed below all work at The Hospital for Special Surgery and are supposed to be at the ... Read on »
The Seach for Hip Surgeons by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health It's been awhile since my cortisone injection, and while I have noticed some improvement in the pain of my left hip, I still have vulvar pain and great difficulty sitting down ... Read on »
Cortisone Injection by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I apologize for not writing this sooner, but things have gotten hectic at school recently. Last Monday I went in for my cortisone injection. I should have been a little more p ... Read on »
Big News! by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I apologize for the lack of update- but wanted to wait until I had some results back before I spilled all the information. Recently I've been following the lead on my left hip ... Read on »
New Development by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health It seems like I have some pretty exciting news to report. However, I'm trying not to have expectations because I have gotten my hopes up so many times before. I went to phy ... Read on »
The good and the bad by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health A lot has happened since my last post, so forgive me as I just jump right into it. I think mentally, I've been doing much better recently. Being back at school has a lot ... Read on »
Let's throw in two more doctors by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Physical therapy again this morning. I've been feeling better then the past two weeks, but still having random spurts of pain and difficulty sitting. We tested the streng ... Read on »
A rough two weeks by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health These past two weeks have been pretty rough. I've had major problems sitting, and feel a lot of pain in my butt muscles. I've been discovering a lot at physical therapy, so h ... Read on »
A New Mountain by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I had serious doubts today about climbing the seven summits. I don't know why the thought originally crossed my mind. I do love adventure and the idea does appeal to me- but i ... Read on »
Bump in the road by Tamra Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The past couple of days haven't been too great. I guess it started Saturday when I noticed a little blood after I did my physical therapy exercises. It was nothing drastic, bu ... Read on »